August 22, 2006

A Belated Follow–Up

Follow-up to Work Continues from Transport Tycoon 3D

Some weeks go by where I implement features that are instantly visible to those playing and then there's some days/weeks where everything I do is behind the scenes and so it doesn't look like I've done anything. The last couple of weeks has been mainly the latter, although the rewrites to stuff behind the scenes has made it considerably easier going forward to get "stuff" done a lot quicker.

The GUI manager has once again been almost completely rewritten from scratch but will allow me to have much better control over how mouse/keyboard input is handled. Vehicle ViewWindows now follow the vehicle around the map rather than duplicating the main window, and a vehicle's orders can also be displayed in it's own little window.

Two vehicles are now in the world at any one time, making their way between 3 Bus Stations in the order set out in their Orders.

Up until now I've simply been hosting any videos I've made on my webspace in xvid (and occasionally WMV) format. However I've decided it's about time I put them somewhere sensible, so plumped with Google Video – mainly so I can host them in each entry without the user having to download/view the video.

The problem with Google Video so far seems to be that it takes a long time for them to "Process" the video, whether that involves any form of encoding or not I don't know, but as soon as my new video is "Live" I'll post it… 3 hours and counting.


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  1. Mathew Mannion

    Just out of interest; is there any reason why you are using Google Video over YouTube? Particularly if you are embedding into your blog, I don't think YouTube take anywhere near the amount of time to put it into an FLV than Google do.

    22 Aug 2006, 13:08

  2. Because from what I can tell Google Video google allows videos up to 640×480 while youtube recommends 320×240 (and presumably resizes down to that size).

    22 Aug 2006, 13:11

  3. I uploaded my first video to Google Video on Sunday evening (40+ hours ago) – still waiting for it to be processed…

    I also uploaded it to YouTube and it was available instantly, but the frame rate I think was very poor (the video has high–speed movement in it) so I'm hoping Google is better.

    22 Aug 2006, 17:26


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